Texas airport has new ARFF fire truck in its fleet


A Texas airport has a new fire truck in its fleet. The Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting rig was military surplus and cost the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office about $50,000, according to YourHoustonNews.com. The ARFF is serving Conroe/North Houston Regional Airport, helping to cut response time. “With the amount of fuel and the construction of airplanes, you have a very ...

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Maine community welcomes new Pierce fire truck with Santa’s help


Folks in one Maine community got their first look at their new Pierce fire truck with Santa riding on top. Skowhegan Fire Department’s new rig, which cost $465,000, took part in the “Holiday Stroll” at the beginning of the month, CentralMaine.com reported. From CentralMaine.com: “What we really wanted to look at was a truck that met more than just one ...

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Indiana fire truck flipped over while towing rescue boats


An Indiana fire truck flipped over Saturday as it was towing rescue boats. From Fox59.com: The driver said an oncoming car crowded the center line and as the fire truck moved over to avoid contact, the back tire of the truck slipped off the roadway and the fire truck rolled onto its side. The four White River Township firefighters on ...

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New Ferrara fire truck welcomed in New York


A new Ferrara fire truck has arrived in Yonkers, New York. New Engine 304 will replace a 13-year-old rig, according to MidHudsonNews.com. The new truck is smaller than the old one, helping it fit on narrow streets. Read more about the truck on MidHudsonNews.com.

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New York department welcomes new Pierce fire truck


A New York department welcomed a new Pierce earlier this month. The Beacon Fire Department’s new 2015 Pierce Aerial Quint cost $880,000, according to Philipstown.info. From Philipstown.info: [Chief Gary] Van Voorhis said the truck is more suited to urban fire fighting than the “bucket” ladder trucks used by the Fishkill and Rombout fire departments. Its narrower design also enables it ...

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VIDEO: Ohio fire truck donated to South Dakota Indian Reservation


An Ohio fire truck is headed to an Indian reservation in South Dakota. Officials with the Lordstown Fire Department donated the rig to the organization “Mission of Love” who will then give it to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, WKBN.com reports. The truck left for South Dakota on Tuesday. The reservation, which doesn’t have a fire truck, will get the ...

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VIDEO: Detroit and Pennsylvania fire trucks catch fire


Detroit firefighters had to put out a fire on their own fire truck on Tuesday. From MLive.com: Three other fire trucks were called to put out the fire in Engine 17 at Warren Ave. and 2nd Street near Wayne State University. On Saturday, a fire truck in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania also caught fire, MainLineMediaNews.com reported. Five firefighters of the Gladwyne Fire Company ...

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